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Basic Baked Chicken Breasts

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 1 hr, 30 mins
Cool time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 8 cups


  • 4 celery ribs with tops, cut into 4-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 6 bone-in chicken breasts (about 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Arrange celery, carrots, and onions in a lightly greased 15- x 12-inch roasting pan. Top with chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Bake, covered, at 350° for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is done. Cool chicken slightly; remove and discard skin and bones. Chop meat, and store in airtight containers in freezer up to 3 months.